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Frederick Charles VON ROSENBERG

Frederick Charles VON ROSENBERG

Male 1866 - 1931  (65 years)

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  • Name Frederick Charles VON ROSENBERG 
    Birth 3 Nov 1866  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census Jun 1870  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 3 Jun 1880  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Guadalupe St.
    Residence 1892  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1504 Guadalupe
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 204 West 17th
    Confirmation 5 Apr 1903  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 29 Apr 1910  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 2510 Whitis Ave
    Census 14 Jan 1920  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 2510 Whitis Ave.
    Census 14 Apr 1930  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1300 Lorrain St.
    Residence 14 Nov 1931  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1300 Lorrain St.
    Religion Episcopalian 
    Education A&M College of Texas, 1884 
    Education B. Law, Georgetown University, 1889 
    Occupation Lawyer 
    Cause of death Accidental fall from the 6th story of a building 
    Death 14 Nov 1931  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • at the Littlefield Building
    Burial 15 Nov 1931  Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3932  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 10 May 2011 

    Father Carl Wilhelm VON ROSENBERG,   b. 14 Oct 1821, Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Dec 1901, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Auguste Franziska ANDERS,   b. 6 Nov 1825, Herzberg, Schweinitz, Sachsen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Oct 1897, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 5 Sep 1849  Herzberg, Schweinitz, Sachsen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID F2735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nina Electa STEPHENS,   b. 28 Feb 1872, Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Feb 1966, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 93 years) 
    Marriage 19 Dec 1892  Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 12
    • Records on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org indicate 19 Dec 1893
    Children 
     1. Esther May VON ROSENBERG,   b. 21 Sep 1893, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Jan 1982, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years)
     2. Frederick Gotthardt VON ROSENBERG,   b. 30 Oct 1903, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Mar 1988, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)
    Photos
    Frederick C. von Rosenberg and family
    Frederick C. von Rosenberg and family
    Family ID F2764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2011 

  • Photos
    Frederick Carl von Rosenberg
    Frederick Carl von Rosenberg
    Frederick Carl von Rosenberg
    Frederick Carl von Rosenberg
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law

    Documents
    Frederick C. von Rosenberg passport application
    Frederick C. von Rosenberg passport application

  • Notes 
    • “Frederick Charles von Rosenberg, though not tall, carried himself with military bearing. His face, especially the large blue eyes, expressed intellectual vigor. He attended private schools in Austin until he entered the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, graduating in 1884 at seventeen with scholastic and military honors. In 1884-1885 he studied law at the University of Texas and helped organize Tau chapter of Kappa Sigma, a national Greek-letter college fraternity.

      “The next two years he studied civil engineering at Maryland Military and Naval Academy, Oxford, Maryland, where he was student assistant in English, cadet colonel and assistant commandant. He entered the School of Law at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C., in October, 1887. At this time he became a charter member of the “President’s Troop,” District of Columbia National Guard. The summer vacation of 1888 was spent as a civil engineer with a silver mining company in Chihuahua, Mexico.

      “The year 1889 had special import for him for in that year he received his Bachelor of Law Degree from Georgetown University and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Dist. of Columbia on May 13. He was elected Worthy Grand Master of the national organization of Kappa Sigma, and received as a graduation gift from his father a four month’s tour of Europe. In 1889 he also began his long and successful legal career in Austin.

      “Frederick specialized in land title practice for which his engineering education particularly fitted him. Under Governor Campbell, he served as Chairman of the Board for the State School for the Blind, and later Chairman of the State Mining Board, resigning to fill an unexpired term as Commissioner of Insurance and Banking.

      “On December 19, 1892, in Boise City, Idaho, Frederick married Miss Nina Electa Stephens, daughter of Dr. John Livingston Stephens and Cordelia Beatrice Greene-Stephens. Two children were born to them, Esther May and Frederick Gotthardt. Frederick Charles was confirmed in the Episcopal Church April 5, 1903, and for 28 years served as a vestryman of his parish church. He was a member of the A. A. S. R. Freemasonry, Thirty-Second Degree, and the Shrine.

      “We quote from ‘The Austin American’ newspaper for November 18, 1931: ‘Fundamentally he believed in constitutional government and constitutional liberty. His ideals were of the highest and his practices of the best. He was cultured, dignified, broadminded, a man of sturdy convictions but ever generous in his charity and his criticism and his belief in justice between man and man.’” [13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1102] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, 1795-1905; Microfilm Serial: M1372;Roll #330.

    2. [S155] Death Records, File #53652.

    3. [S11] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Travis County, Texas, ED 133, p. 8, line 28.

    4. [S10] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Travis County, Texas, p. 261, line 31.

    5. [S52] Ancestry.com, Austin, Texas Directory, 1887-1892, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000).

    6. [S12] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Travis County, Texas, ED 89, p. 3B, line 79.

    7. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 49.

    8. [S13] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, Travis County, Texas, ED 75, p. 17A, line 12.

    9. [S14] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, Travis County, Texas, ED 109, p. 7A, line 28.

    10. [S15] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, Travis County, Texas, ED 27, p. 20A, line 49.

    11. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 20.

    12. [S181] Ancestry.com, Idaho Marriages, 1842-1996, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), This record can be found in the marriage book at the County Courthouse located in Ada Co., ID in Volume A on Page 393.

    13. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 50.